They span generations of military service, from World War II to the current Iraq war, but their one connection is their service to America.
"We want to honor our veterans and assist them with filing their claims (for benefits)," said Bob Freytag, commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 17, which held a picnic for veterans and active service members Saturday at Longwood Park.
A rarely unified Georgia congressional delegation continued to rattle its sabres on Capitol Hill, firing off letters to federal bureaucrats demanding swift action to stem the discharges from Buford Dam on Lake Lanier.
In Columbus, outdoor watering is banned, just as it is in Hall County. But across the river in Phenix City, Ala., outdoor watering continues.
The states of Alabama and Florida have not implemented regional water restrictions along the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola river basins. The distinction was noted in a letter Thursday to the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that the state of Georgia will seek a court order this week requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restrict water flows from Lake Lanier and Georgia's federal reservoirs.
The developer of Seasons on Lanier is not having a good financial season, according to information released by the firm's parent corporation. The news apparently has brought activity at the Gainesville development to a halt and left the company's future in doubt.
On March 30, 1842, Crawford W. Long performed the first surgical operation using ether for general anesthesia. The patient, James Venable, felt no pain when he regained consciousness. Long's fee for the groundbreaking surgery was $2.